Portland Timbers take on Colorado Rapids in Thursday’s MLS meeting.
Our Portland Timbers v Colorado Rapids tips, poll and stats can be seen in full below – along with the latest match odds.
Portland Timbers go into this fixture following on from a 0-0 MLS drawn match against Vancouver Whitecaps.
In that game, Portland Timbers had 58% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 3 on target. The scorer for Portland Timbers was Chará (61'). On the other side, Vancouver Whitecaps got 12 shots at goal with 2 of them on target.
Giovanni Savarese’s Portland Timbers have hit the target 11 times over their last 6 outings. Conversely, the number of goals that have been scored against them in that time stands at 6.
Colorado Rapids come into this clash after a 3-1 MLS win to defeat Seattle Sounders FC in their most recent match.
In that match, Colorado Rapids had 45% possession and 16 attempts on goal with 10 on target. For Colorado Rapids, the goals were scored by Shinyashiki (11'), Rosenberry (42') and Bassett (75'). On the other side, Seattle Sounders FC got 9 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Morris (22') scored for Seattle Sounders FC.
In as many as 5 out of the previous 6 clashes featuring Colorado Rapids, three or more goals have gone in. The average goals scored per match during that spell is 3.83, with the number of goals averaged by Rapids coming out as 2.
Head to head
A look at their most recent head to head clashes stretching back to 18/06/2017 tells us that Portland Timbers have won 3 of these and Colorado Rapids 1, with the number of draws standing at 2.
There were also goals galore in those games, with 23 in total which averages out at 3.83 goals per match.
The previous league encounter between the two was MLS match day 24 on 14/07/2019 when it finished Portland Timbers 2-2 Colorado Rapids.
On that occasion, Portland Timbers had 59% possession and 15 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. The scorer was Váleri (63′).
Colorado Rapids got 14 shots on goal with 8 of them on target. Tommy Smith (27′ Own goal), Lewis (28′) and Sam Nicholson (76′) scored.
The match was refereed by Kevin Stott.
Team News: Portland Timbers
Dairon Asprilla (Arthroscopie), Jaroslaw Niezgoda (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Sebastián Blanco (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will not be taking part for Portland manager Giovanni Savarese.
Team News: Colorado Rapids
Rapids boss Robin Fraser has to choose a team with limited availability. Niki Jackson (Knee Surgery) and Kortne Ford (Knee Injury) won’t be making appearances.
It looks to us like Colorado Rapids could really find it hard to be getting goals against a Portland Timbers side who have the capability to dominate this match.
We predict a commanding 3-0 win for Portland Timbers at full-time.
What are the best odds for this match?
Looking at the betting prices for the match on the win-draw-win market, staking on Portland Timbers is best priced at 2.155, a bet on a draw is 4.32 & staking on the winner to be Colorado Rapids gets 3.44. They’re the best of the prices offered right now.